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October 9, 2013

Fall fun

A ghoulish guide for the best places to get lost or scared

Halloween is the most happening time for ghoulish behaviors and winding through confusing corn mazes. And spots for spooky fun aren’t scarce in the Kokomo area.

Guffey Acres may be a Halloween favorite, but the sprawling hobby farm is also home to both tricks and treats. The Guffey family annually transform their country acreage into a Halloween hot spot, adding new attractions each year. Their passion for fall festivities, such as the massive corn popper, 7-acre corn maze, Field of Screams, and the Tube Slide just to name a few, has made Guffey Acres a must-stop scare location.

“This is our small hobby farm and one of the reasons we do what we do is to help families grow memories; that’s our best crop here,” Jessica Guffey, co-owner of Guffey Acres, said. “We feel blessed to take suggestions from people and work hard to make [Guffey Acres] better each year.”

Making Guffey Acres better includes: Jumbo Lincoln Logs, Corn Box, a 24 foot by 12 foot farm-style sandbox, Giant Checkers, and Corn Hole on top of the favorite stops people already love about the attraction. The location is all open for all ages and accepts field trips, where kids are educated about life on the farm while enjoying fall fun.

“On field trips it’s so fun and exciting to see the kids’ faces as they see the chickens and animals. Some kids have never seen a donkey in their whole lives,” Guffey said about the fun to be had at one of the farm’s featured attractions, The Big Red Barn.

Guffey said the young at heart have plenty of places to play, for hours at a time, at Guffey Acres.

“So many people are surprised by how many hours they can spend here; it’s entertainment for the entire family,” Guffey said. “Teenagers and adults have fun on the giant corn popper [a massive pillow designed for jumping], they ride the barrel trains and some rope a cow. It’s fun to see everyone laughing and having a good time.”

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